Who bought the drinks? Juror perceptions of intoxication in a rape trial.

TitleWho bought the drinks? Juror perceptions of intoxication in a rape trial.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
JournalJournal of interpersonal violence
Volume28
Issue16
Pagination3205-22
ISSN0886-2605
Abstract

In this study, the perceptions of victim intoxication and the drinking context (i.e., who purchased the drinks) were investigated. Men and women mock jurors (N = 158) read a rape trial summary in which the victim was intoxicated or sober, and either the victim or the perpetrator purchased the drinks. Overall, participants who perceived a victim as intoxicated were less likely to render guilty verdicts and made lower ratings of victim credibility. In addition, when the perpetrator purchased the drinks, participants were more likely to render guilty verdicts and made more negative judgments about the defendant than when the victim bought the drinks. Mediation analyses explained the relationship between the independent variables and verdict. The results are discussed in terms of the factors that influence juror perceptions of rape cases in court.

URLhttp://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0886260513496900?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3dpubmed
DOI10.1177/0886260513496900
Short TitleJ Interpers Violence
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